Pelosi said she called both former President George W. Bush and President Bill ClintonBill ClintonPoll: Obama leaves office with 58 percent favorability Trump's favorability rating historically low, poll finds Dem boycotts of inauguration grow MORE to thank them for their earlier work to hunt down bin Laden.

"Their work was important, but I'm here to commend President Obama in particular for carrying out, executing the plan to get it done, in recognition of the foundation that was laid by President Clinton and President Bush," she said.

Pelosi also said bin Laden's death finally brings some closure to those who lost family members and friends on 9/11.

"I hope that it is some comfort to them, that at least this has happened, however long it took," she said.